“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
“Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”
“The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.”
“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.”
“Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.”
-Charles Caleb Colton
“Deliberate often — decide once.”
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
“A bird hanging between two branches will get bitten on both wings.”
“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”
-John F. Kennedy
“Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
“It’s better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.”
-Marilyn Moats Kennedy
“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”
“Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.”
“Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations.”
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
“The cure for most obstacles is – be decisive.”
“Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.”
How can you use Quotes?
- Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
- Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
- Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
- Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
- Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
- Make it fun: You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.